Entries have opened for the fifth annual 2020 Sony Alpha Awards, which celebrate spectacular imagery captured on Sony cameras and lenses.

Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Sony Alpha Awards, ‘Fresh Ice, Liquid Salt’, taken by James Muir.

This year’s competition aims to represent even more of the diverse range and passions of Sony photographers; entrants can submit their work across eleven categories, including; Astrophotography, City/Street, Creative, Editorial, Landscape, Nature, Portrait, Seascape, Sports and Wedding. This year introduces a new Compact Camera category to showcase work captured using Sony’s premium fixed-lens cameras. Over $30,000 worth of Sony camera gear will be available to win at the 2020 Alpha Awards – including $2,000 of Sony digital imaging gear per category, and each of the category winners being in with the chance to win the overall Grand Prize of Sony digital imaging gear to the value of $10,000.

In addition to the main competition, the standalone Youth competition will run for a third time this year, with the theme “Evolution”. This competition aims to recognise inspiring young Australian photographers aged 11-18 years old. To enter, applicants can submit photos captured on any device, whether that’s a camera, tablet or smartphone, then upload to Instagram. Entrants have a chance to share in a prize pool valued at over $5000, which includes a range of Sony Alpha camera gear and an all-inclusive trip to the Alpha Awards ceremony in Sydney. Click here for further details on the Youth competition.

All applicants for the Open categories can submit up to five photos through the Alpha Awards competition page. Eligible images must be taken with Sony Alpha cameras (body and lens), or a Sony fixed-lens Compact Camera (Compact Camera category only). Submissions will close on 24 May, 2020.